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Shropshire Businesses aim to inspire future leaders at new careers event

Business ambassadors from across Shropshire will have an opportunity to inspire future leaders at Shrewsbury School at the launch of an innovative careers event next week.

‘Future Leaders – Celebrating Shropshire’ is the brainchild of Andrew Goff, managing director of Interactive Opportunities Ltd. In collaboration with Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and Shrewsbury School, he is keen to demonstrate to students the vast and exciting range of career opportunities that exist within Shropshire and the surrounding area.

Comprising a range of diverse workshops with ambassadors from 20 businesses and a student feedback session, the afternoon event on Monday, June 10 has been arranged for fourth form students at Shrewsbury School.

Andrew said he was delighted to be working with partners to launch the interactive “futures event” in Shropshire. “This event is very much about emphasising the exciting career opportunities available for young, emerging talent and the brilliant businesses we have in this region,” he explained.

“Business ambassadors will share what they do daily and what they enjoy about their work, while the students will have the opportunity to question them.

“We hope that the afternoon of authentic interactions will inspire the students to think about their futures, imagine what they could achieve, explore making those careers happen and see what purpose and enjoyment from those careers they could achieve.

“Making best use of emerging AI technologies, students will also have the opportunity to carry out an AI video interview post event which will add further to their careers advice support.”

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, Ruth Ross, added:  “Shropshire is not just a place of stunning natural beauty but also a hub of innovation and enterprise. This event highlights our commitment to fostering a community where seasoned professionals and emerging talent shape the future together.

“This event offers students a unique opportunity to gain insights into diverse career paths, understand emerging technologies like AI and explore opportunities in Shropshire. By providing a platform for these exchanges, we are investing in future leaders who will drive our community towards greater innovation and success.”

Thanking all the business ambassadors for agreeing to participate, she described the event as “a cornerstone for future career inspiration” which would “ignite a passion for lifelong learning and achievement in our young attendees”.

Chris Wain, Shrewsbury School’s Head of Futures, said: “This event will offer Shrewsbury School pupils a glimpse into the rich heritage and innovation this beautiful county offers.

“With the impact of AI dominating headlines associated with the ‘Future of Work’, this is a brilliant way for our pupils to understand how local businesses, many with a global presence, are adapting to the potential and challenges that this technology presents.

“I am confident that this will become an annual fixture in our futures calendar, which can be further extended to partner schools in the locality.”

Speakers at the workshops will include ambassadors from Halls, 8 Financial Planning, Barclays Bank, AO Recycling, VITAL Drinks, Lily Shippen Recruitment, Start Tech, New Era Printing, Morris Lubricants, Thomas Horton Racing, Furrows Group, Shoothill, Shropshire Business Live TV, Agrii, EVC Solutions, Lanyon Bowdler, Sales Geek Shropshire, BUY-FROM Creative Agency, Lingen Davies Cancer Charity and Makefast.

Weekend border livestock farm dispersal sale attracts a large crowd

A large crowd gathered for a genuine dispersal sale of tractors, machinery and implements at a livestock farm on the Powys border with Shropshire on Saturday.

The successful auction at Lower Heblands, Snead, Churchstoke was conducted by Halls auctioneers for brothers Keith and Clive Tudor who are retiring following the end of their tenancy.

Top prices achieved were £19,800 for a 2016 Same Dorado 90-4 with 4,702 hours, £13,000 for a Same Silver 110 with front end loader with 8,930 hours and £6,300 for a 1996 New Holland LS160 Skidsteer Super 600 .

Other leading prices were £4,600 for a 2000 Pottinger Ladeprofi 4 forage wagon, £3,900 for a Same Buffalo 130 with 4,000 hours, £3,600 for a 1975 Same Saturno 80, £3,500 for a Kioti Mechron 2200 utility vehicle with 4,989 hours, £3,000 for a Vicon RF120L round baler, £2,450 for a Galfre G5454 hay tedder, £2,100 for a Land Rover Discovery Series 2 TD5 with 229,000 miles on the clock, £1,750 for a 2011 Galfre AG460 single rota rake and £1,720 for a Kuhn FC240P mower conditioner.

Halls director James Evans, who organised the auction, thanked everyone who attended. “It was a very good sale of a useful selection of tractors, implements and machinery that had been well maintained by Keith and Clive Tudor on their lowland livestock farm,” he said.

Recruitment firm pledges further support for veteran community

A Midlands-based recruitment firm with an international reach is continuing to fly the flag for the military veterans community this year with more employment support, a new accreditation pledge and even climbing the Wrekin 100 times.

Jonathan Lee Recruitment has helped hundreds of ex-service personnel adjust to life after the military, through securing job roles, providing career advice and supporting with CVs.

After signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant and achieving the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme bronze award, the firm will be taking it to the next level this year by applying for the silver award.

This will further cement the company’s commitment to ensuring veterans and their families are treated fairly and do not face discrimination as part of recruitment and selection processes.

While everyone in the business shares this passion, leading the troops is Principal Consultant Peter Heap, who joined Jonathan Lee after his own 20-year career in the military.

The Wrekin 100 Challenge

As well as making sure all policies and processes are in place for the silver award, Peter is taking on his own personal challenge of climbing the 1,334ft Wrekin Hill in Shropshire 100 times this year.

He’s raising money for Telford Mind’s Veterans Café, which brings ex-forces personnel of all ages together twice a month where they can talk and access any support they might need.

Wrekin challenge montage

Peter said: “The café is a fantastic service offered by Telford Mind, and as a veteran myself, it’s great to have a place where you can talk to someone who just knows and understands.

“As per Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s pledge to the Armed Forces Covenant, it’s important to give something back for the veterans and to support them and their families where possible.”

Peter’s experience has also been welcomed by job-seeking veterans because it’s given him a unique understanding of their relevant skills and capabilities, and how to communicate those with the right employer.

Read more about Peter’s Wrekin 100 Challenge on his JustGiving page.

Opening doors for veterans

“It’s all about opening doors for veterans,” Peter said. “This means highlighting their skills and where to pitch them, career advice about the sort of roles to go for, tailoring CVs, educating candidates about different industries, motivations and terminology.”

Peter spent the first 15 years of his military career in the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers (REME), including operational deployments in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. He then moved into a role within military recruitment based in Boston ACIO, Lincolnshire, where he found his niche.

This military recruitment insight and his engineering background helped set Peter up perfectly for his current position at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Peter said: “The recruitment role was what we referred to as a ‘civvy job in uniform’, so it did help me with that transition to civilian life, but not everyone finds it that easy and some negative perceptions do still exist which can make it challenging for some. That’s why it’s so important to do everything we can to help veterans secure the opportunities and the jobs they deserve.”

Jonathan Lee Recruitment Associate Director, Matthew Heath, said: “There is a lot of growth in the defence sector at the moment across product development, engineering and manufacturing, whether for military vehicles, batteries for submarines, UAV technology, military jets and satellite communication systems, or cyber protection.

“We’re finding a lot of clients are looking for someone with that military background, but candidates from the services tend to see themselves as having a narrow field of expertise. That’s where it’s hugely beneficial having someone like Peter, who is the Forces Champion, on the team, because he can help candidates and clients see beyond what the CV tells us on paper.

“Someone might not have industry experience, but if you give them a chance, you’ll be getting all the positive attributes you look for in a team member. A big part of our success is in our selection process, and we’ll never recommend a candidate who we don’t think is right for a job, but we will encourage employers to consider someone they might not look at based on their CV alone.”

Jonathan Lee Recruitment has a 45-year history in sectors including defence, manufacturing, engineering and energy, and has directly employed several forces veterans and reservists in that time, including Peter.

Adapting to life beyond the military

Among those placed in new roles by Jonathan Lee Recruitment is Pete Keith who spent 33 years in the Royal Navy as an avionics technician.

He was put forward for a role at Centrax Gas Turbine Technology in Devon where he was quickly promoted from practice engineer, to engineer, to senior engineer.

The 60-year-old father-of-two said: “I was approached by Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee who took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for. It wasn’t just about the job itself; as a family we wanted to move back to the seaside, fresh air and the moors. Peter had a massive appreciation of my skillsets and represented me for this job at Centrax. I knew from the first interview that it was the right environment for me.

“The job suits me perfectly. It involves travel, which I don’t mind, having been in the navy. Although I found my military experience was an advantage because you’re trained to a high standard in the forces, the main thing I struggled with was the whole job hunting process as it had changed so much in those three decades.

“Having the support of a recruitment consultant like Peter, who had been through it himself, really helped narrow down the search and get me in front of the right people.”

Former Royal Navy SONAR and sensor systems lead, Will Gould, was in the forces for over 13 years before being placed at Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land in Telford, where he works as an electronic systems integration engineer.

He said: “After serving 13 years, including multiple operational deployments, I decided I wanted to try something new and challenge myself in other ways, including continuing university study and moving home,” Will said.

“While my qualifications and experience guaranteed a good career outside the forces, I was mostly concerned about finding a job which met all of my desires around things like travel, location, salary and supporting further study.

“Peter at Jonathan Lee contacted me after I registered on the website and identified job opportunities I could apply for, as well as educating me on how to tailor my CV to be more focused to the job specifications. He maintained communication and supported me throughout the application process and negotiation of contracts. I’d definitely recommend it.”

For more information about recruitment and support for veterans and their families, contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446127 or email peter.heap@jonlee.co.uk.

Seek professional valuation of stamp collections, urges Shropshire expert

An expert at a leading Shropshire fine art auction house is encouraging owners of stamp collections to get them professionally valued, especially if they know little about stamps.

Andy Neal, stamps expert at Halls Fine Art in Shrewsbury, also has some important tips for people about how to keep collections and not removing potentially valuable stamps attached to envelopes.

“If you have inherited or become the owner of a collection you know nothing about, then it’s important to seek professional advice,” he said. “I have seen valuable collections ruined because they had been stored incorrectly and suffered the ravages of damp.

“I have even had people bring me bags of stamps saying: ‘They were all on envelopes but I took them off’. Never do that, as you don’t know what postal history you may have destroyed.

“I never mind looking at what comes in and I would much rather someone brings in something that is worthless than not bother and actually put something valuable in the bin.”

Andy’s next free valuation day for stamp collections at Halls Fine Art’s headquarters at Battlefield, Shrewsbury is on Thursday, March 7 from 9.30am to 4pm. To make an appointment, contact the fine art team on Tel: 01743 450700

Halls Fine Art’s next books, coins and stamps auction is being held on March 20. Andy will be looking to build on the success of the most recent stamps auction, November last year, when collections sold particularly well.

One of the highlights of that auction was an accumulation of stamps which sold for £3,000. Included was a good range of 1960s and ‘70s Chinese mint stamps as well as three albums – Improved, Lincoln and one of Philippines 1970-80 – as presented to Michael Morgan, British Ambassador, on his retirement. Mr Morgan was British Ambassador to the Philippines from 1981-’85.

A vast accumulation of mint Great Britain decimal stamps in four crates, which included presentation packs, booklets and year books, sold for £2,400 and a mint and used collection housed in two albums found a new owner for £2,300.

Early USA stamps included used Columbia Exposition 15c to 30c and mint $1 to $5 with no gum, which sold for four times their pre-sale estimate, while a British Commonwealth collection of mint and used stamps housed in two volumes sold for £1,400.

“Really good material continues to sell well,” added Andy. “The all-important criterion is condition. Classic GB and Commonwealth stamps continue to do well and China, particularly earlies and issues from the Maoist Cultural Revolution period, are also popular.

“Postal history remains really buoyant, particularly campaign mail, ship mail, early airmail and material from areas undergoing political transition.”

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Halls Fine Art’s stamps specialist Andy Neal at work.

Chance to buy your own little piece of England with a £25,000 guide price

Fancy owning your own little bit of England in a scenic location on the Herefordshire border with Shropshire, close to Mortimer Forest and High Vinnalls viewpoint?

 

Halls, the leading regional firm of estate agents, chartered surveyors, auctioneers and valuers, is offering just over half an acre of amenity pastureland at Killhorse Lane, north of the hamlet of Pipe Aston, near Ludlow.

 

The ring fenced land, which has a guide price of £25,000, is for sale by informal tender with a closing date of Friday, March 8.

 

There is a pull in off the road, a gated access, a natural water spring in the corner of the field, a roadside hedge has recently been laid and there are no Basic Payment Entitlements included in the sale.

 

Halls director Sarah Hulland, who manages the company’s Kidderminster office, said: “We anticipate a lot of interest in this amenity land which enjoys a very scenic  location close to the Herefordshire border and Ludlow.

 

“With the Mortimer Forest and High Vinnalls hill nearby, this area is very popular with walkers and provides panoramic views in all directions.”

 

Viewing is during daylight hours with a set of the sales particulars from Halls.

 

For more information, contact Halls director Sarah Hulland at the company’s Kidderminster office on Tel: 01562 820880 or email: shulland@hallsgb.com .

 

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The amenity land close to Mortimer Forest which is for sale with Halls.

Bookings open for the Montgomery Canal Triathlon May 18

Montgomery Canal Triathlon is set to bring entries from across Britain on May 18 fir the 12th year.

The participants will see sections of the Montgomery Canal that have been restored, others where restoration work continues and the remaining sections which still have to be brought back to life.

The annual triathlon, starting in Newtown and ending in Shropshire, is one of the most popular cross border events and is organised by the Friends of the Montgomery Canal and supported by the canal owners, the Canal & River Trust. Money raised goes towards the canal restoration.

Organisers say the triathlon is an endurance event, not a race and entrants can choose to do the whole course or only one or two sections. It’s a great day out for families with children, groups of friends, experienced triathletes and those who enjoy just a communal bike ride, paddle or walk.

This triathlon has had several formats over the years and is now a special ‘marathon’ length of about 27 miles to the finish at Schoolhouse Bridge, Crickheath, near Oswestry, the site of a major restoration project of 2023.

Christine Palin, Friends of the Montgomery Canal chairman, said: “The Montgomery Canal Triathlon is one of the biggest events on or near the canal. It is a great event for families as well as the more athletic.

“Over the years, it has been joined by solo entries and families with ages from eight to 80. I am sure this year will see as many joining in again.

“As usual, the event will start in Newtown with a cycling route along the attractive towpath towards Welshpool, followed by the canoe section on the navigable canal through Welshpool which always attracts a lot of attention from passers-by.

“After the final changeover, participants will jog or hike along a section with a lot of restoration activity to cross into Shropshire at Llanymynech. The final two miles on foot is part of the Shropshire Gap, a derelict section where funds are still needed for restoration.

“A great deal is happening on the canal this year with channel and towpath improvements in Powys under the UK government Levelling-Up Fund.

“There will be new nature reserves to safeguard the canal’s special flora and fauna and safe towpath routes at some of the remaining road crossings.

“In Shropshire, volunteer working parties, supported by our Restore the Montgomery Canal! appeal, are working to restore the canal north of the triathlon finish which has been dry and derelict for 80 years.

“The proceeds of the triathlon will support the appeal to provide them with equipment and materials.

“The next few years will see many improvements along the Montgomery Canal, while all the time care will be taken to protect what is special about the canal which will be a great benefit for residents and visitors.”

All entrants who complete a section receive a commemorative medallion made from local slate. Bookings can be made through www.TheMontgomeryCanal.org.uk/friends/montgomery-canal-triathlon/ which will give details of this year’s arrangements which are slightly different from 2023.

Entries must be booked by April 18, though bookings may close earlier if the event is fully subscribed.

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Last year’s Montgomery Canal Triathlon.

Border farm with bags of development potential to be sold by informal tender

A versatile Shropshire-Powys border arable and grassland farm with great residential development potential is being offered for sale by informal tender as whole or in four lots.

White House Farm is beautifully located in the rural hamlet of Binweston, near Worthen, just 10 miles from Welshpool and 14 miles from Shrewsbury. The sale is being handled by Halls, a leading regional firm of estate agents, chartered surveyors, auctioneers and valuers.

At the centre of the farm is a five bedroomed original Welsh longhouse with interesting traditional features.

The property also comprises a range of traditional buildings with planning consent for conversion to two homes and a garage, two building plots with full planning permission for two, detached homes and two lots of productive arable and grassland extending to 101.94 acres.

The sale of White House Farm offers purchasers the opportunity to acquire a well- situated and versatile property, located in a popular area of Shropshire bordering Wales,” said Louise Preece, an associate director of Halls.

Lot one includes the timber framed, rendered brick and stone farmhouse which provides comfortable accommodation with exposed timbers and framework throughout.

The ground floor has a farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room, former dairy/salting room, back kitchen, utility, boot room, living room with log burner and back boiler, dining room with an open fire, pantry and a cellar. Two separate staircases rise to the first floor where there are five bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The farmhouse has a large a large lawn to the rear with a rockery and boundary fence. Domestic outbuildings include a log store and workshop with double steel doors and an inspection pit.

Lot two comprises the range of 19th century red brick barns with planning consent for conversion to two homes with three bedrooms each, a detached garage, parking and garden areas, access from the adjacent road and demolition of steel framed and block buildings.

Lot three comprises 91.24 acres of versatile arable and grassland and a menage with a ‘Carpet Gallops’ shredded carpet surface.

Lot four includes 10.70 acres of productive permanent grassland with road access and lot five is a development site with planning consent for two detached homes with attached garages.

 

Potential buyers must complete and return a tender form to Louise Preece at Halls’ Battlefield head office by 12 noon on Monday, November 27. Viewing is by appointment with Halls on Tel: 01743 450700.

Successful sale of 2,000 breeding sheep at Bishops Castle

Auctioneers Halls held their second seasonal sale of 2,000 breeding sheep on Love Lane, Bishops Castle on Saturday which included 650 yearlings and stock ewes, 700 ewe lambs, 50 breeding rams and 600 store lambs.

Prices were as good as ever, said auctioneer David Bryan Jones, with a number of buyers keen to satisfy their requirements before the end of the season.

The sale included the annual prize event for ewe lambs with the G. Bryan Jones Cup awarded to the best pen of 10 or more theaves.  The class was expertly judged by Murray Roberts and the cup was presented by Gerald Bryan Jones’ wife Paula and daughter Phoebe with the cup going to Brian and Chris Roberts, The Forge, Felindre.

Averages prices: Yearling ewes £181 to £212, stock ewes £106 to £170, ewe lambs £125 to £155, breeding rams £530 to £820 and store lambs    £85 to £107.

Leading prices were: Yearling ewes: Welsh Mule: £212 Messrs W. C. & J. M. Gittins, Ashton Farm. Texel: £202   Mr R. J. Amphlett, Edgton Farm. Stock ewes. £170 Messrs B. O. & C. E. Roberts, The Forge. Store sheep: £133 for Mr D. H. Tilsley, Foxhill Farm. Ewe lambs: £155 for Messrs B. O. & C. E. Roberts. Texel breeding rams:  £820 for Messrs K. J. & T. M. C. Llewellyn, Broadway Farm. Store lambs: £107 for Mr M. Hooker, Ellenvale.

In the first sale, on September 1, Halls reported a “fantastic trade” for an entry of 3,200 breeding sheep, with yearling ewes averaging just shy of £200 to £260 per head and ewe lambs £165 to £175 per head.

The prize sale of Welsh Mules for the Andrew Lawton Cup was judged by Nigel Pennie and the winner was Luke Page. The Derek Pugh Cup for the highest priced pen of commercial ewes was won by N. L. Pugh & Co.

Top priced yearlings were £260 for Welsh Mules from L Page and £230 for Texels from N. L Pugh & Co. Top priced ewe lambs were £175 for Suffolks from G. H. Bayliss & Son and £168 for Texels from R. T. Bright & Son.

The Tom Gittins Cup will be on offer at the next sale of store cattle at Bishops Castle Market Thursday, October 12, starting at 10.30am.

Bishops Castle and District Quality Cattle Association is holding at prize sale of suckled calves and weanlings at the market on Thursday, October 19, with entries closing on October 9.

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Paula Jones and Phoebe Jones present the G. Bryan Jones Cup to winners Brian and Chris Roberts watched by judge Murray Roberts.

Morris Lubricants team take on Longmynd Hike challenge for Hope House

Four colleagues from a leading British oil and lubricant manufacturer have chosen a new challenge to support Hope House Children’s Hospice.

The team from Morris Lubricants in Shrewsbury will take on the 50-mile Longmynd Hike competition over the weekend of October 7 and 8 which involves climbing more than 8,000 feet, covering eight summits, in under 24 hours.

 

Chief Operations Officer Owen Lloyd, will be joined by Kim Mamaras from the manufacturing site, Russell Fox, who is one of long-distance delivery drivers and Joe Fox from the logistics planning team.

These men will all be putting their bodies to the test to raise money for Hope House, the company’s adopted charity.

 

The route is not for the faint hearted and follows a set figure-of-eight over the rugged countryside of South Shropshire and the Welsh Marches. The start at Church Stretton is at 1pm on Saturday, October 7 and the objective is to complete the course in under 24 hours.

 

The Morris Lubricants’ team is looking forward to the challenge across some of the UK’s most picturesque landscape, whilst raising much-needed funds for Hope House, a children’s hospice in Morda, near Oswestry.

This is not Owen and Kim’s first time at pushing their bodies to the limits in order to complete a charity challenge.

 

Last year, they were part of the Morris Lubricants cycle team that raised £3,500 for Hope House on a 125-mile sponsored cycle. It was one of a wide range of imaginative ideas during 2022 that helped Morris Lubricants raise £13,842 for the charity.

 

Andrew Goddard, Morris Lubricants’ Executive Chairman, said: “The Longmynd Hike is a phenomenal undertaking by the four men. If 50 miles in 24 hours was not enough, you also have to factor in the unforgiving terrain and the weather conditions.

 “The money they raise on this challenge will go towards the company’s continuing support for Hope House, an organisation that provides such important care to children, young people and their families.”

 

Morris Lubricants is one of Europe’s leading independent oil, lubricant and grease suppliers, proudly exporting Union Jack stamped products to more than 90 countries around the globe. The company has been manufacturing in Shrewsbury for more than 150 years.

 

Bekki Fardoe, area fundraiser for Hope House, said: “We are extremely grateful for the continued support that we have received from Morris Lubricants since partnering together as their chosen charity for 2022/23.”

“Employees from Morris Lubricants have taken part in various fundraising activities and are always up for a challenge in order to raise money for the seriously ill children and families that we care for.”

“They have raised the bar again with their latest challenge, the 50-mile Longmynd Hike! It will be an incredibly tough challenge, both mentally and physically, but I have no doubt they will conquer it. Everyone at Hope House and Ty Gobaith will be cheering them on.”

 

Donations to this fantastic cause can be made on the Morris Lubricants’ JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/page/morris-lubricants-uk-1693994222514 .

 

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Ready to take on the Longmynd Hike challenge are (from left) Morris Lubricants colleagues Joe Fox, Owen Lloyd, Kim Mamaras and  Russell Fox.

Distinguished Midlands surgeon’s art collection to be sold at two auctions

A single owner collection comprising more than 350 paintings, prints and sculptures which belonged to late West Midlands vascular surgeon Magdi Latif Obeid has been consigned to a leading Shropshire fine art auction house.

The collection will be sold over two timed, online auctions from today (September 29) to October 17 and as part of a modern and contemporary art auction running from  October 13 – 31.

The auctions will includes works by artists including Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, Willem Sternberg de Beer, Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, George Clare, William Leighton Leitch, John Henry Henshall and Frank Wooton.

Mr Obeid (1943-2021) was a distinguished consultant general and vascular surgeon from the West Midlands whose passion for art led him to compile a significant collection which he began in the 1980s.

His discerning eye and deep appreciation for British 19th and 20th century art saw his collection grow and he contributed works to a number of exhibitions at institutions such as the Barber Institute of Fine Art and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Mr Obeid had a particular interest in artists from the West Midlands, the Newlyn School and was also a keen collector of contemporary art, especially from exhibitions at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

Having been raised in the Coptic Church he also acquired an interesting array of religious artworks and stained glass window designs.

“The scale and diversity of the collection exemplifies Mr Obeid’s profound love of art, which defined his collecting journey,” said Abigail Molenaar, art specialist at Halls Fine Art.

“It is always such a pleasure to handle a collection like this, one that has been put together from a sheer love of art and of collecting.

“Mr Obeid was a person who bought what he liked, sought out artists that he admired and brought together a really diverse and impressive collection.”

Mr Obeid was born in Khartoum, to Egyptian parents, and spent most of his career working in the West Midlands, including Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth and Dudley Road Hospitals, becoming a prominent specialist vascular surgeon.

Throughout his career, he made substantial contributions to the medical field, including serving on the intercollegiate board of examiners for general surgery and the council for the Association of Surgeons in Britain and Northern Ireland.

Interested buyers can view the collection at Halls Fine Art on the October 12 and 13. For further information, please contact Abigail Molenaar at fineart@hallsgb.com 01743 450 700.